Desert Perfume - Beauty Secrets of the Himba

22nd of April 2013 12:13

For many visitors to Namibia, its vast desert landscape is the subject of striking photos, a backdrop for wildlife watching, a giant playground for off-roading, sandboarding and trekking. But for those who have lived here for centuries, the desert is their larder, their hardware store, their pharmacy… and even their cosmetics counter. Strewn throughout the arid terrain are valuable plants which produce scented resins, moisturising oils and soot

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Christopher Rimmer

18th of April 2013 09:08

It's easy to be captivated by the contrasting and brilliant colours of the Namibian landscape. But professional photographer, Christopher Rimmer, looks at Namibia through a different lens. His black and white portraits, are not only striking, but expose the raw beauty of the people, animals and nature that are his subjects. We spoke to Christopher about why he thinks Namibia is "a photographer's dream". The Dominant Male, Western Etosha, N

The Penguin Runner

17th of April 2013 01:22

In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700km solo run for the African Penguin. 4 Months later, on a liquid-only diet and a pram as his only company, he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.   Penguin Runner from Rhys Morgan on Vimeo.   Why on earth would he do something like that? It is a little known fact that the African Penguin is listed as a “critically endangered” species by t

Landscape Escape to The Skeleton Coast

16th of April 2013 10:06

The Skeleton Coast, or "The Land God Made in Anger" as the Bushmen called it, remains one of the world’s last great wildernesses: harsh, still not completely explored, definitely untamed and extraordinarily beautiful.  The sky casts a ghostly shadow over the land, creating the illusion of a sunken desert, photo by Paul van Schalkwyk There is no denying the Skeleton Coast is an unforgiving and eerie landscape.&nb

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Marsel van Oosten

12th of April 2013 08:05

Marsel van Oosten is a nature photographer from The Netherlands. You might know him from his spellbinding timelapse video "Namibian Nights", in which he compiled 16,000 night time images shot over a two year period. A spectacular feat. And his other photographs are just as impressive. We tapped Marsel for the secret to shooting such incredible photos in Namibia and found out why he keeps coming back for more. Tell us about your most unforgettabl

Behind the scenes with World Nomads in Namibia

10th of April 2013 05:23

A couple of World Nomads are on their virgin African adventure here in Namibia. Fresh off the plane from Iceland and India, they chose Namibia as their third and final destination for a series of documentaries focusing on the real people and stories behind top travel destinations. In Namibia, we're all for adventure tourism - getting travellers to experience life in Namibia and to interact with locals, rather than just being a passive observ

A Taste of Namibia: African-Portugese Inspired Recipe

5th of April 2013 10:22

Namibia is popular as a business and shopping destination for our Angolan neighbours and many Angolans are based in Namibia, so naturally a bit of African-Portuguese inspiration rubs off on our culture and our cooking. To get your taste of Portugal in Namibia, try out this recipe for pork with thyme and olives taken from “My Hungry Heart: Notes from a Namibian kitchen” by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrug (and published in Travel News Namibia

The Owambo People of Namibia

3rd of April 2013 10:29

Despite being the most densely populated part of Namibia, the central northern region doesn’t often feature in tourist itineraries. Geographically and historically isolated from the rest of the country by the huge Etosha National Park, it is often forgotten. But overgrown with beautiful makalani palms, marula and mopane trees and the odd baobab make this landscape picturesque. It is also home to the Owambo people, who represent almost half of N

The [un]Real Landscapes of Namibia

27th of March 2013 07:27

At first, it’s hard to know what you’re looking at. Is it a painting? Elaborate graphics? Your imagination? No. It is 100% genuine Namibian landscape. Captured through the lens of Paul van Schalkwyk – the first Namibian to be nominated as a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Hasselblad Masters Awards.  Paul has been photographing Namibia from the land and the skies for over 40 years, showcasing the magnificence of our land. It is his ab

Fast Facts: Namibia Conservation

25th of March 2013 12:13

On 21 March 1990, Namibia gained Independence from South Africa. Since then, visionary conservationists have enacted policy changes that have put Namibia on the forefront of conservation management and led to a number of remarkable wildlife success stories. This turnaround has led some to call Namibia’s conservation efforts “The greatest African wildlife recovery story over told”...  TOP CONSERVATION FACTS Namibia is the first Af

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